View Full Version : Situation Update: Flooding in Thailand

11-11-2011, 06:13 PM

Bangkok is served by two airports. Suvarnabhumi Airport, the main international gateway to Thailand, remains open. It has considerable flood protection measures in place. Suvarnabhumi Airport is the main connector for international arrivals to domestic flights serving tourist destinations throughout Thailand such as Phuket, Chiang Mai and Surat Thani. Domestic flights are operating as per normal between Suvarnabhumi Airport and other airports in Thailand.

Transportation to and from the airport into central Bangkok including taxis, buses and the Airport Rail Link have not been affected by the floods and are operating normally. Highways from the airport to tourist destinations southeast of Bangkok such as Pattaya, Rayong and Ko Chang are open.

Don Mueang Airport, the old international airport, is closed due to flooding. The two domestic airlines operating from Don Mueang have temporarily switched their operations to Suvarnabhumi Airport.

A “Tourist Assistance Center” is set up on the 3rd floor of Airport Rail Link’s Makkasan Station to facilitate tourists’ transport from hotels in central Bangkok to the airport. The TAT and the Thai Hotels Association (THA) are providing free transportation from hotels to Makkasan Station. The Tourist Police will assist tourists at Makkasan Station and at the airport. Tourists who would like to use this service can contact the Tourist Assistance Center via the TAT Call Center at 1672, or the Tourist Police at 1155.

State Railway of Thailand and inter-provincial bus services:
State Railway of Thailand (SRT) and inter-provincial bus services are operating as per usual in areas that are not affected by the floods. In Bangkok and other areas affected by the floods, the SRT and inter-provincial bus service operators are adjusting their routes to best serve passengers given the disruptions caused by the flooding. Inter-provincial buses from Bangkok to southern provinces are leaving from a temporary station with shuttle services to and from the Southern Bus Terminal, also known as Sai Tai Mai.

Train services to northeastern Thailand are operating as per normal. Train services to the northern provinces are operating between Hua Lamphong station in central Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Trains to the north are being rerouted around flooded areas, adding approximately two hours of travel time. Train services to the southern provinces are operating mainly from Nakhon Pathom due to flooding in Bangkok’s western suburbs. The SRT is providing shuttle bus services between Hua Lamphong station and Nakhon Pathom. Travelers are advised to check in advance with these operators and may want to consider flying to their destinations within Thailand.

Information sources:

English-language sources:
The Government Public Relations Department: http://thailand.prd.go.th/

Thai- language sources:
Flood Relief Operation Center (FROC): http://www.floodthailand.net/
BMA Flood Control Center:
BMA Announcement on Flooding Situation in Bangkok:
Airports of Thailand: http://www.suvarnabhumiairport.com/index_en.php
State Railway of Thailand: http://www.railway.co.th/home/Default.asp?lenguage=Eng

English-language newspapers offering continuous updates on the flooding situation:
Bangkok Post: http://www.bangkokpost.com
The Nation: http://www.nationmultimedia.com

Useful Contact Numbers:
TAT Call Center: 1672 (8:00 – 20:00 hrs, everyday)
Tourist Assistance Center: 02-283-1500 and 02-356-0655
Tourist Police: 1155
Suvarnabhumi Airport Call Center: 02-132-1888
Thai Airways: 02-356-1111
Bangkok Airways: 02-265-8777
Air Asia: 02-515-9999
Nok Air: 1318 or 02-900-9955
Orient Thai Airlines: 1126
Airport Rail Link Call Center: 1690
State Railway of Thailand (SRT) Call Center: 1690
Transport Co.,Ltd. Hotline: 1490
(Inter-provincial bus service)
BTS Call Center 02-617-6000
MRT Call Center 02-624-5200

TAT’s official Web site for flooding information: www.thailandtourismupdate.com

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03-13-2012, 05:01 AM
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02-21-2013, 02:38 AM
A post good. Thank!

04-08-2014, 10:11 AM
I like it.Its a great source of information for all the travelers and people who visit Thailand.I,m a tourist by profession and visit many time the Thailand because it my favorite place.I like the beaches most because on the beaches all enjoy a lot and many activities to do.But about the flooding i never seen or know before.I like to know this.Its very helpful for me.

09-12-2014, 09:09 AM
Hi !
You have given good information about flooding situation in Thailand.

06-20-2016, 05:13 AM
Really good to know about the information about flood condition in Thailand. It will prove really helpful for all the tourist as well as for me,so thanks for aware to all of us.

07-26-2016, 04:10 AM
Well said, I would like to ay that he had shared such a nice information with all of us about this flood. this is a very sad new for me and so sure for other visitors. I would like to share it with my dad and will force him to be there.

08-01-2016, 05:18 AM
I am going to agree with you. All the members shared nice information about this food. I have also gotten nice information about this food through this thread. Anyway, you said that your father forces you to explore this destination. So I suggest you should explore this destination one time.

I am taking aMulti days Niagara falls bus tour (http://www.goldenbustours.com/niagara-falls-bus-tour-packages/).

08-17-2016, 07:07 AM
My father has a few ideas about the food of Thailand. I hope so this first post of in this thread will increase the knowledge about in this matter of my dad when I will share with him after ending my tour from new york to corning glass museum (http://www.bestbustours.com/2-days-from-new-york-to-niagara-falls-and-corning-glass-bus-tour.html). I wish I will try to go Thailand again for enjoying its food dishes with him because every time he like to test its new dishes.

09-27-2016, 06:22 AM
I am going to agree with you. All the members shared nice information about this food. I have also gotten nice information about this food through this thread. Anyway, you said that your father forces you to explore this destination. So I suggest you should explore this destination one time.

I am taking aMulti days Niagara falls bus tour (http://www.goldenbustours.com/niagara-falls-bus-tour-packages/).

Jenson Thanks for this suggestion but I must add here I have visited this place lots of time in my life band now, this time, I really want to explore something new and adorable. No doubt Thailand is one of the charming places where visitors dying to go. Anyhow Jenson, would you like to suggest me something new in Thailand?

09-29-2016, 07:26 AM
I come to know in your post you have said that you have visited this destination many times in your life. In my post, I said that you explore this destination one time with you father. Anyway, if you want to try to explore someone in Thailand, then you should explore the Hidden places of this destination.